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As always, we will start with the official news from Symfony.
Highlight -> “This week, we started working on the upcoming Symfony 6.4 and 7.0 releases. In Symfony 6.4 we added a feature in Scheduler to allow setting the timezone for the next run derived from a cron expression and added a max_retries config option to HttpClient. In Symfony 7.0 we removed some unneeded code in Uid and dropped support for Doctrine DBAL 2.x. Lastly, next week we'll celebrate the SymfonyOnline June 2023 conference.“
SymfonyCasts updates its Doctrine course:
We toot our own horn this week by featuring our latest article on the first social media platform to be built within the Symfony ecosystem. (That I know of. The excellent Pixelfed app uses Laravel so it may use some Symfony components.)
“Thanks to the recent asshattery of Reddit and its douche CEO, open-source alternatives are blowing up. kbin is a Fediverse platform built with Symfony, API Platform, and Schema Generator 3 by Ernest Wiśniewski. And it’s the one to migrate to if you don’t want to support the shits leading Reddit.”
Camila Morales has a:
David Lambauer looks at:
As you may know, DrupalCon Pittsburg was last week. So, there are some recaps of it this week.
Mike Herchel shares:
Tim Erikson shares:
And Evolving Web shares:
Dries Buyaert shares his:
Drupal looks at:
It’s fantastic that the Gutenberg and Layout Builder pitches got funded.
Speaking of which WP Tavern reports:
Mateu Aquilo explores:
SDCs are awesome. What is also awesome is that this video is on a PeerTube instance. Yay the Fediverse.
All these innovations have got me excited for DrupalCon Lille 2023, which is my Drupal conference for the year. Drupal has made significant progress in the last year, especially on the frontend.
The Drop Times interviews:
And in a related note, Businesswire notes:
Ben Finlea shows us:
And Agaric shows us how to:
Inwebworks looks at:
Matt Glaman demonstrates:
Zaid Al-Dabbagh reviews:
Alex Finnarn is:
Kevin Wenger shows us:
TYPO3 has a:
Moussa Clarke looks at:
Michelle Sangalli has:
David Garcia shares:
Olivia J shows us:
ahmadrosid .com explores:
Ganesh W has:
Nico Anastasio shares:
Emil Ossola shows us:
Janez Cergol demonstrates:
Muhammad Saim examines:
WASM Labs demonstrates:
Chimeremze Prevail Ejimadu demonstrates:
Jan Weenrich has:
Stefan Koopmanschap says:
Ryan Chandler shows us how to:
He also says:
I say, why? Good learning exercise, I suppose.
Edouard Courty opines:
Please visit our Support Ukraine page to learn how you can help kick Russia out of Ukraine (eventually).
The cyber response to Russia’s War Crimes and other douchebaggery
Bleeping Computer reports:
PC Mag reports:
The Guardian reports:
The Twitter meltdown was inevitable because its owner Space Karen is an idiot and a c*nt. But the Reddit fiasco was easily avoidable. Unfortunately, they have a tone-deaf douche for a CEO. And a bag of dicks for a board.
The Verge reports:
Rory Mir shares:
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
PC Mag reports that yesterday, Reddit (Crappit) decided to move from dumb to evil:
Jared White shares:
I’m not surprised.
The Kyiv Post reports:
The Hacker News reports:
Beeping Computer reports:
The Hill reports:
While this is probably not illegal, it is immoral, which is not surprising when it comes to U.S. security agencies. They have never been a friend of democracy.
Dark Reading reports:
The Markup reports:
Shittu Olumide demonstrates:
Christine Belzie shows us:
DebugBear shares its:
Ahmad Shadeed is one of the best CSS writers out there and demonstrates:
Did you see the featured article? ;)
Shared Digital shares the:
Fediverse = Freedom
The Fediverse Report has:
Andy Nortrup opines on:
Jeff Sikes explores:
Andy Piper looks at:
I would only say it failed if the goal was to replace Shitter. And that was not the goal. The goal was for moral people to leave Twitter. However, there are many well-made points here about how Mastodon could improve.
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